Welcome to the NEW home of custom Leather Big Book¹ Covers by “Bookcover Bob”
(Quick look at some recent colors [several pages] available)
We make Custom Leather Book Covers for Alcoholics Anonymous² books: Standard Size Hard Cover, Softcover, Portable and Pocket for the Big Book and/or Twelve Steps & Twelve Tradition. For single books and dual book covers like the hardcover Dual Big Book and Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions Book slip-on leather cover.
There are “ready made” cover that are available immediate sale in the shop …or… you can completely customize your cover at how-to-order, at additional costs, depending on the complexity of your customization. Please see gallery for ideas and examples.
We have some colors that are unusual that are ready to make Big Book covers along with the normal black, browns, blues, greens, reds, etc.
All covers are handmade from various types of leather. They are sewn with bonded polyester #207 thread. These leathers are not the “t_h_i_n” leathers found in commercially produced covers nor are they “bonded” leathers. The covers are a “slip-on” design, much like the old way we used to cover our school books with cut up paper grocery bags (long, long ago). Most of the covers are chrome tanned cowhide in many colors and are smooth grained, pebble grained or have embossed finishes (Alligator, Ostrich, etc.).
Leather is a natural product and may have some defects (e.g. range markings: healed scars, bug bites, brands, etc.). Much like us! Those marking are natural in real leather. Many covers have an applique made from vegetable tanned cow that is dyed with a saddle tan antique dye to highlight lettering or custom carvings (extra cost).
If any of the items are sold out, just contact us and we will see if others are scheduled for production.
- How-to make unique leather bookmarks (9/11/2019): Letterpress type on Bookmarks
- Article on How-to reinforce those A.A. paperback books to make them last longer (6/4/2019): ( Paperback Book Reinforcement: Step-by-Step instructions. )
Included (on a Training Page) is some information/Tutorials to help you build your own custom leather book covers and business. That page will grow with more information as spare time allows its creation.